As the world gets ready to say goodbye today to one of it’s greatest sons, another legendary fighter Mike Tyson has flown in at the last minute to help carry the coffin of ‘The Greatest’.

The funeral is set to take place later today at 19:00 BST (Irish and UK time) and will take place in Muhamad Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

News has broken today that Mike Tyson will be a pallbearer at the funeral, alongside former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis:

Mike Tyson took a red-eye from Vegas to be a pallbearer today at Ali funeral. Moved a previous commitment to get here. #Ali

— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 10, 2016

According to Ali family PR, Mike Tyson has been added to official list of pallbearers for today’s memorial. Joins Will Smith/Lennox Lewis

— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) June 10, 2016

Mike Tyson this morning been added as a pallbearer for Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Speakers at service inc Lonnie Ali, 2 daughters, Bill Clinton

— Harriet Alexander (@h_alexander) June 10, 2016

We will be providing a live stream all day of the Muhammad Ali funeral procession and memorial service here.

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